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People Affected By Renown Campus Shooting Still in Shock

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Reno police say two people are dead, including the shooter, and two others are wounded after a shooting at a medical building across from Renown Regional Medical Center. Two others were critically wounded in the third-floor shooting.

Many are still in shock after the shooting, trying to piece together what happened. It was a surprising and confusing situation for everyone caught in the middle of the shooting on the Renown campus.

"A lot of them work here," said Deputy Chief Tom Robinson with the Reno Police Department. "They deal with trauma. Obviously, they're in the medical field, but when it hits home like that, it's a whole different level."

Those who were inside the Center For Advanced Medicine evacuated. Some weren't sure if it was a drill or a real threat.

"When we started getting closer to the bottom, to the first floor, I started seeing SWAT teams coming in, and that's when I realized that it was a serious threat," said Vania Carter, a nurse practitioner.

Those who work at the hospital say it was scary, but they stayed calm for the patients.

"We mostly just focused on our patients because we had patients at the time," said Katy Remer, a Renown employee. "Trying to make sure they were comfortable that they knew what was going on, that they weren't scared."

We talked with one woman who says she actually saw the shooter face-to-face with his weapon before he did the unthinkable.

"When he pounded on the counter and then turned to us who were in the waiting room, he said, 'you better leave now,'" said Gail Lopez of Portola, California. "Then, I thought, 'hmm.' Then, he stormed through the two doors."

Many people say they had so much on their minds when the shooting happened, including Micah Gill and his wife.

"She's okay now," Gill said. "It's just that it was the first kind of incident she's ever had with on the crime scene, real exposure. It's just one floor below us. We were right about in the middle of it."

"That I would never see my husband, my three children, my five grandchildren, my parents, my friends," Lopez said.

Workers say despite the chaos, the emergency plans in place worked.

"When we actually got out, the police officers actually commended our group for being so prompt to respond to the evacuation," Carter said.

"I think we have a great security team," Remer said. "I think that all of the whole entire Renown system works very well. We all work together, and we're always communicating."

Written by Adam Varahachaikol

 

 

 

 

 

 

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